Wednesday, September 15, 2021

CTG Leader on Most Wanted List Nabbed for Multiple Charges

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City – A wanted top leader of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) was arrested for multiple charges by the combined Army and Police forces at Purok 3, Barangay Paitan, Quezon, Bukidnon on September 15, 2021.

The arrested communist terrorist leader was identified as Adelaida “Loida” Magpatok alias Gwen/Emyang/Kudaw/Robby was the former Secretary of Far South Mindanao Region, National Democratic (NDF) consultant and also a member of its Central Committee.

Adelaida was arrested in a Law Enforcement and Support Operation launched by the joint forces of the 88th Infantry Battalion, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Philippine National Police (PNP) Quezon, and AFP Intelligence units based on warrant of arrest dated September 3, 2001 issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 7 Executive Judge Zenaida Placer in Bayugan, Agusan del Sur for Robbery with Double Homicide and Damage to Properties.

Adelaida has another standing arrest warrant for murder charged before RTC Branch 10 in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte issued by Presiding Judge Orlando Doyon on September 10, 2001. Adelaide has been considered by the PNP as one of the most wanted persons. She is currently detained at the PNP Quezon precinct for proper disposition.

LtGen. Greg T. Almerol, Commander of Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom), lauded the joint AFP forces and the PNP for the recent feat.

"This is but an ultimate example that the security forces could accomplish more if there is synergy among us. Together, we can bring the peace and security situation in the country to newer heights,” the Eastmincom Commander said.

In a statement, LtGen. Almerol said that every arrest of a key CTG personality brings the country one step closer to its ultimate goal of becoming an insurgency-free nation. He added that this victory is not only a milestone for Eastmincom but a triumph for the people of Eastern Mindanao.

The Eastmincom Commander also reiterated that the participation of the local populace is crucial to the attainment of long-lasting peace in the communities.

“I enjoin the people to continue cultivating the culture of peace and security as we aim to make our country free from any threats of terrorism,” LtGen Almerol said.

Source: Public Information Office, Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP

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